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DC Universe content is ‘migrating’ to HBO Max

Over the last week, a WarnerMedia shake up at the executive level was followed by significant layoffs, affecting a “majority” of the people working for the DC Universe streaming service. Former Hulu exec and now WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar exp…

Trump orders TikTok owner to sell its US business

Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday evening that would require the Chinese owner of TikTok to sell off the its business in the United States in the next 90 days. The order cites national security concerns, and would undo the ByteDanc…

An Alphabet company is designing a road for autonomous cars in Michigan

The state of Michigan wants to build the autonomous roadway of the future. Normally that in itself would be interesting enough, but there’s also the company it’s partnering with to make the project a reality. The state will work with a firm ca…

Facebook is the latest tech giant to blast Apple’s ‘App Store tax’

Facebook has become the latest company to rally against Apple’s fees for in-app purchases. The social network announced a new update, aimed at small businesses, which will allow companies to charge for online events. With the update, which was…

These AI-generated tennis matches are both eerie and impressive

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, there was no Wimbledon Championship this year. But that didn’t stop a team of researchers from Stanford University simulating the annual tournament with the help of artificial intelligence. The team trained …

How QAnon went mainstream

When Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene won a primary contest for a Georgia House seat, it made national headlines for more reasons than a hard-fought campaign. The victory will also likely give her the distinction of being one of the first mem…

Clearview AI wins an ICE contract as it prepares to defend itself in court

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week signed a deal with Clearview AI to license the facial recognition company’s technology. According to a federal purchase order unearthed by the nonprofit Tech Inquiry (via The Verge), an ICE m…

‘Apex Legends’ season six trailer offers a peek at Rampart’s abilities

Although Respawn hasn’t detailed all of the newest Apex Legends character’s abilities just yet, a season six gameplay trailer offers a peek at the tricks Rampart has up her sleeve. It seems she can place down barriers and turrets with which sh…

This week’s best deals: Amazon Fire tablets, Apple MacBook Pro and more

A bunch of the newest laptops, tablets and other gadgets are discounted this week. Amazon slashed the prices of its latest Fire tablets to all-time lows and you can still grab a few of Apple’s latest MacBook Pros while they’re hundreds of doll…

EA is rebranding Origin and Access subscriptions as EA Play

EA is rebranding its Access and Origin Access subscription services. Starting August 18th, EA Access and Origin Access Basic will be known as EA Play, and Origin Access Premier will be called EA Play Pro. The services will have a fresh look to…